Drowners Celebrate Album Release Tomorrow at The Bowery BallroomJanuary 30th, 2014
Welshman Matthew Hitt (vocals and rhythm guitar) had made a home for himself in New York City—“I like the way things are done here. I like how late everything happens”—when he began meeting like-minded musicians: Lakis Pavlou (drums), Jack Ridley III (lead guitar) and Erik Lee Snyder (bass). Together the foursome became Drowners, and they simultaneously began writing material and working on their live sound. Thanks to their first EP, Between Us Girls (stream it below)—which, filled with upbeat rock, drew comparisons to the Buzzcocks and the Kinks—they hit the road with Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines. Their self-titled debut full-length (stream it below), just came out on Tuesday on Frenchkiss Records, and Drowners (above, in their video for “Luv, Hold Me Down”) play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.